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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Jan. 17

It’s time for another round of your favorite links.

Atlanta Falcons Practice Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons are into their offseason now, though the links still keep shuffling in with precision and wit.

Since the news and analysis keeps coming even with the team off the field, why not plug in with the most recent work what we’ve got here at the Falcoholic?

Digging into the Trenches

As we continue our 2018 positional reviews, our Adnan Ikic took at look at the offensive line from the season’s past and talked about what worked and what didn’t.

Our head honcho Dave Choate also projected where that group could go as the offseason carries on, and our James Rael took a sneak peek of the free agent class that might filter into Atlanta this March.

Hoop Bowl

A flurry of good news came this week: Falcons TE Austin Hooper will be representing the team in the Pro Bowl, replacing TE Zach Ertz, as our Evan Birchfield notes.

It’s quite an honor for the young tight end, who had a breakout season in 2018 and figures to play an even bigger part in the offense in 2019.

The Riddler

In our series surveying the bright spots on the Falcons 2018 roster, of course, we had to discuss The Riddler.

Our Eric Robinson broke down Calvin Ridley and his stellar rookie season. It was a special year for the former Alabama standout, and if this continues, he’ll be one of the better receivers in the league in no time. How exciting!

PFWA Honors

The Pro Football Writers’ Association awarded its 2018 superlatives, recognizing elite Falcons WR Julio Jones among its All-NFL and All-NFC receivers.

Though, QB Matt Ryan, who had a stellar year, got no notice. What gives? Our Jeanna Thomas made a convincing case for why Ryan should’ve been there in the link above.

Falcons DT Gerald McCoy?

The scuttlebutt around Tampa Bay is that former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy might be released this offseason.

Though he’s not quite the player he was in his prime, McCoy is still one of the best defensive tackles in the league, and our Matt Chambers surmised what might happen if he would up in Atlanta.

Would you like to see McCoy in a Falcons uniform?

Well, the links have been clicked and read, it seems! Thanks for stopping by, Falcons fans, and we’ll see you throughout the day.